Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Meat Popsicle, Feb 28, 2008.
..and really wishing my D50 had two dials.
manual is the only way to go for me now. Set your aperture or shutter speed, then adjust the other until meter shows correct exposure, shoot. so easy.
Fuckin' P mode ftw.
I like landscape mode
How is that different than using A or S? Since all either is doing is binding Aperture or Shutter speed (one setting to fuck with vs two) then the camera adjusts the other automatically to the correct exposure...Which is what you just described?
I use manual a lot too, but almost primarily for long Exposure shots or very specific lighting conditions. Otherwise it's on Aperture Priority.
It actually does an incredible job of getting saturation and exposure just right.
Exactally my thinking. There is no point to using full manual mode on a DSLR - unless using an auxiliary flash.
because I know EXACTLY what my settings are everytime you shoot/reshoot the same thing.
They ought to make DSLRs with just Manual mode
So that your pictures don't turn out with changing lighting conditions? I shot manual for the first 2 months I had my camera to learn what everything did and how it correlated. Now i just shoot in Av mode most of the time, unless its sports, then its Tv.
well, the light meter will tell me if I need to make adjustments.
I think SLRs are so easy now that Manual is not much more work over A/S priority modes. I just find it fun to do it manual.
consistency will save your ass. sometimes a very minor change or even a reflection or etc etc can throw off the program modes. find an exposure that looks good(chimp the histogram, not the stupid little picture)and lock that shit in manual. if you're in a situation where the light is changing rapidly and you don't know how to keep adjusting on the fly then yeah i guess stick to a program mode. Personally I like the control and knowing all my images of a similar time/place won't be all over the map.
I normally always use aperture priority, but use manual when I'm shooting something where I need to have better control over the exposure and shutter speed. I used Program for the first 2000 clicks or so, then ventured into aperture and it does what I need 90% of the time.
i'm finally starting to use manual mode more now.
whats the difference b/w manual and program?
i've used nothing but manual for the past 2 years, i learned on it, and was taught to try to avoid modes? i've used aperture priority once
either way, i take shitty looking photos
Only use manual when you are sitting there setting up the shot for a good photograph.
If not use A and be done with it.
I say most of my shooting is done in Apeture Priority mode. The last few times I can think of using manual was club shoots and shoots using strobes.
I learned Manual on a Sony 717.
Then got the D70 and left it in manual from day 1. Same with my D300.
How about we compare pictures and you tell me if I need to shoot on full manual or not. If i need to adjust something for shadows, I just set the exposure compensation on the meter accordingly.
what gets me is i don't know how to use program mode. how DO you use program mode? confuses me...
Manual is for professionals only
Program just lets you pick exposure compensation - the camera chooses the rest.
Even the best shooters have times when they need the other modes.
You're too cool for Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, though.